21 November 2019


Invoicing for 2020

Invoices for the 2020 Scouting Year will be going out shortly, so please keep an eye on your inbox for these. 

Early payment before the end of this year will give you a R100 discount, so you will only pay R 3000 for the year should you pay by 31 December 2019.


Cub meeting

There will be a normal Cub meeting this Friday night.


Sandton District Christmas Campfire. 🎄

Next Friday will be our last meeting of the year, and we will be having a District event which will be lots of fun!

Date: Friday 29 November
Time: 5pm – 6.30pm
Place: 1st Rivertrail Scout Hall
Dress: Camp Uniform
Please bring swimming costumes, towels and warm clothes


Friday Meeting

There is a normal Scouts meeting this Friday night.

Annual Closure and last Friday Program for 2019

Friday  29t November (next Friday) will be the last Friday program for the year). This will include a Year End Camp Fire so please bring Camp Fire Blankets if you have one.

Secret Santa – as we did very successfully last year we will be holding a secret Santa gift exchange between the scouts. Each scout attending tomorrow night’s program will draw a name and will buy a gift for that particular scout. Gift values to not exceed R100 per scout please.

LDC 1 & 2 (Leadership Development Course)

These one-day courses will be held on the 7th (LDC 2) and 8th (LDC 1)  of December. LDC1 is intended for invested Scouts agreed 12-13 years and LDC2 is intended for Scouts 14years and older. Two separate forms attached on LDC 1 & 2 will provide you with information on each. 

If you wish to attend please complete the linked application form (same form for both courses). If you have any questions at all or are uncertain on whether to attend please contact Badger directly. 

1st Aid, Level 1 Course

This course will be open to the whole troop and will be run by Heather Hodgson who is a qualified and certified trainer. The 1st Aid Level 1 course is a recognised course outside of Scouting. This will include the following breakdown on ages. Scouts younger than 14 years who attend the course will be eligible for the Scoutcraft First Aid Badge, Scouts 14 and older will be eligible for the Interest First Aid Badge. Parents who wish to attend are very welcome to do so too.

Dates and costs are still to be confirmed, but if you are interested in doing this course please contact Badger.

Cubs Entrepreneurs Badge

This will be run by our Cubs tomorrow at the hall from 17h15 and there will be a number of separate stalls with different items and foods on sale as business offerings that the cubs will be running. Scouts – please lets support them by bringing money tomorrow and getting to the hall a little earlier to buy from their stalls!

Hall Clean Up

We are planning to have a hall clean up next Saturday afternoon from 13h00, many hands make light work and we need your hands please! This should only take a few hours and we should be done by 16h30 if we have plenty of help.

We are also looking for some adults with DIY skills to assist, as we need to move and install some shelving into our new tent store in the containers.


Equipment labelling

Please label your Cubs and Scouts’ items, especially sleeping bags (not just the carry bags) and sleeping mats. We have noticed that a few of our members have same or similar products (as parents shop at the same stores), and the lack of names leads to unnecessary confusion. And don’t forget to label the small items too, like caps and scarves … these easily get separated from the Cub or Scout and need to be “homed”. Let’s label them now – so that we don’t forget for next camp or event!


Scouts Digital

Parents are encouraged to regularly login into Scouts Digital and view the Parents Dashboard. Login via http://www.scouts.digital/ > Actions > Login. If you are unable to login please contact either Akela for cubs or Badger for Scouts and they will get help for you. Some attendance records or personal information may not be correct – please let us know. Together we can make Scouts Digital the enabling system it is designed to be!


Dress code at Friday meetings

All Cubs and Scouts must ensure that they are properly and smartly dressed in uniform with all accompanying components, including belt, woggle, scarf, cap etc. These items (excluding scarf) are available from the Scout shop. You can find the details of where to find it HERE.

For Scouts, camp uniform must be worn for activities during the evening. Camp uniform includes jeans and a black 1st Rivertrail shirt. If you don’t have a black Rivertrail shirt, please purchase one from Fiona who usually sells them on the hall patio between Cub and Scout meetings. You can contact her directly on fionaB@morso.co.za.


Key: (C ) Cubs, (S) Scouts





Account Name: 1st Rivertrail Scout Group
Branch: Bryanston
Branch No: 197105
Account Number:
Account Type: Savings